The Light Resource Lectures on Architecture + Design exposes the general public and the local design community to architects and design professionals from around the globe. Light Resource is proud to be in their 5th year of sponsorship.
The series has gathered a distinguished line-up of 7 international speakers for 2006-2007, including Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen), Ted Cullinan (London), Xaveer De Geyter (Brussels), Eyal Weizman (London), Bridget Baines (Edinburgh), Katsuhiro Yamazaki (Montreal), and Margie Ruddick (Philadelphia).
All lectures are held at UBC Robson Square, C300 Theatre, at 6pm prompt. Admission is free; seating is first come, first served.
About Gross. Max and Bridget Baines:
"Recognised for their contextual and contemporary approach to urban space, Edinburgh-based landscape architects Gross. Max exude maverick appeal. Founded in Edinburgh in 1996 by Bridget Baines and Eelco Hooftman, the office consists of seven designers who originate from Holland, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
One of the practice's earliest projects was a competition winning entry to build two parks at Potsdammer Park in Berlin. This subsequently sparked an ongoing series of public and private sector competition successes, including parks, civic squares, housing developments and land reclamation commissions. Current commissions include a civic garden in the former Rottenrow hospital in Glasgow city centre, collaborations with the architect Zaha Hadid in her work for the BMW factory in Leipzig Germany and a Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre in Kirkcaldy."
Official Website: http://www.lecturesonarchitecture.net
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